What should I know about being injured in a truck accident?
Any sort of driving has its hazards and one small mistake can result in a dangerous motor vehicle accident. The dangers become even further escalated when a truck is involved. Truck drivers have a tendency to be overworked and are under a lot of pressure to make deliveries and reach destinations in a certain period of time. Truck drivers are permitted to drive for 11 out of every 14 hours and driving for that many hours can quickly become exhausting. Over-tired driving has similarities to drunk driving and the bottom line is that it is just not safe.
This combination of difficulties may result in a truck accident which can result in serious injuries. Additionally, trucks themselves are incredibly heavy and hard to drive vehicles. If a passenger car and a large truck are in an accident, there is a very high chance that the driver of the passenger car will face debilitating injuries that may include whiplash, spinal cord damage, broken bones, and other potentially life-changing injuries. You may feel the impacts of injuries of this severity for years down the road, and possible for the rest of your life.
If you have been injured in an accident with a truck, you may be facing high medical bills, lost wages, the cost of rehabilitation services, and the loss of enjoyment of life. You may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the other driver to obtain compensation for these expenses. It is important that you contact an experienced personal injury attorney after you have been involved in an accident who can assist you in putting together a case.
Hausman & Pendzick effectively represents victims of neglect in Westchester County and across the state of New York. If you need a knowledgeable and skilled personal injury attorney to help you recover compensation after an accident, contact Hausman & Pendzick today.